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Pantocid DSR Capsule: Uses, Side Effects, Composition, Price & Dosages

Pantocid DSR Capsule is a dopamine antagonist that is used to treat nausea and vomiting. It is generally prescribed to people suffering from a gastrointestinal problem or those taking medication for Parkinson’s disease. It is a part of the drug group which is known as Dopamine antagonist. The Pantocid DSR helps to empty your stomach and reduce nausea and also blocks stimulation in the part of the brain called vomiting center. The usual dose prescribed by the doctor is 10 mg that is taken generally around 15-30 minutes before a meal. 

 

  • Nature of Pantocid DSR Capsule:  Antagonist
  • Uses of Pantocid DSR Capsule:  Acid Ulcer, gastric ulcer, heavy bloating, gastronome
  • Side Effects of Pantocid DSR Capsule:  Skin rashes, headache, abdominal pain, flatulence
  • Precautions of Pantocid DSR Capsule:  Driving, consuming alcohol, breastfeeding, pregnancy
  • Composition:  Domperidone and Pantoprazole

 

However, some of the patients are also advised 30 mg depending on the body weight and current medication. Make sure that the Pantocid DSR Capsule is taken as instructed by the doctor. This drug is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Pvt. Ltd in India.

 

Uses and Benefits of Pantocid DSR:

The drug helps in preventing or treating the sensation of nausea and vomiting.

The drug also treats the following health conditions:

  • Fullness of Stomach
  • Diabetic gastroparesis symptoms
  • Heavy bloating
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Acid Ulcer
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Esophageal Mucosal Injury
  • Gastrinoma (A Gastrin Secreting Tumor)

 

Side Effects of Pantocid DSR:

There have been no major noted side effects of Pantocid DSR, but the event of their occurrence cannot be ruled out.

  • Patients usually face difficulty in breathing after the consumption of the medicine.
  • Skin problems like itchiness and skin rashes.
  • Uncontrolled shaking of the body because of convulsion.
  • Heart rhythm disorder occurs as the electric impulses in the heart stop working properly.
  • Women might face the problem of tenderness and breast pain.
  • The medicine also makes the mouth dry as a side effect.
  • The desire for sexual activity lowers because of loss of libido.
  • At times men face breast growth.
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence

 

Common Dosage of Pantocid DSR Capsule:

The patient can administer the Pantocid DSR Capsule in two ways: (a) Oral and (b) Rectal. When taken orally, it is advised to swallow the whole capsule without chewing or breaking it. The dose of the medicine prescribed by the doctor is based on the medical history, current medication and weight of the patient.

The doctor generally advises the patient to take the drug at least 30 minutes before taking a meal. For adults, the maximum advisable dosage is limited to 30 mg per day. The dosage of the medicine should be taken as instructed by the doctor. Pantocid DSR should not be used by patients for more than 14 days. In case the symptoms don’t reduce then consult the doctor for a substitute or an alternative. The patient should not stop the medication in between even if the symptoms disappear. It is advisable to consult the doctor before stopping it. In case the medicine doesn’t work then consult the doctor.

  • Missed Dose:  In case if a patient misses a dose of the Pantocid DSR then take the medicine as soon as possible. However, if it is the time for the second dose then don’t double up the dose as it might have serious side effects.
  • Overdose:  It is advisable not take more medicines then prescribed by the doctor because it might lead to serious health problems. In case if a patient faces any kind of allergy or reaction then they should consult the doctor as soon as possible.

 

Composition & Nature of Pantocid DSR:

Pantocid DSR Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients:

  • Pantoprazole – 40 MG
  • Domperidone – 30 MG

A Pantocid DSR capsule contains two major ingredients: Domperidone and Pantoprazole. Both the ingredients work to reduce the amount of acid production in the individual’s body. They actively block the dopamine receptors to relieve the symptoms associated with nausea and vomiting. The Pantocid DSR Capsule comes in a strip of 15 tablets in the market. 

 

Pantocid DSR Price in India:

  • Pantocid DSR (Strip of 15 Capsules):  178 INR

 

When Pantocid DSR Capsule is prescribed?

  • Nausea, Vomiting, and sickness:  The Pantocid DSR is prescribed by the doctor to treat vomiting, sickness, and nausea. These health problems arise because of digestive system disorder or chemotherapy.
  • Gastric motility disorders:  The doctor also prescribes Pantocid to the patient who has gastric motility disorder or intestinal motility disorder. It happens when the digestive system does not function properly which leads to hastened or delayed emptying of the stomach.

 

How to use Pantocid DSR?

Pantocid DSR is a medicine that belongs to the drug group of dopamine antagonist which prevents the tendency of nausea and vomiting. The Pantocid DSR is for the patient who suffers from the gastrointestinal problem and is also for those who take medication for Parkinson’s disease. Pantocid DSR tightens the muscles that are near the stomach and helps in relaxing the one present at the exit. It helps the digestive system to speed up the process of passing food from the stomach to intestine which helps in reducing the feeling of vomiting, nausea, and sickness. The medicines also blocks and reduce the stimulation in the vomiting center of the brain. It needs to be taken orally by the patient as prescribed by the patient.  Two major ingredients of the medicine are Pantoprazole and Domperidone. Pantoprazole helps in treating peptic ulcer and Domperidone helps in passing the food faster through the food pipe.

 

Warnings/Precautions- When to avoid Pantocid DSR?

There are several conditions for which the intake of Pantocid DSR Capsule is advised against. The patient should discuss the current medicines and also discuss medical history to avoid severe health problems. Inform the doctor about any allergic reaction with similar drugs like lansoprazole, omeprazole.  Some of the side effects of the Pantocid DSR Capsule are Headache, dizziness, abdominal pain and flatulence. Patients should consult a doctor if in case they face heartburn, breathing problems or sudden weight loss.

  • The patient should avoid driving or operating heavy vehicles.
  • Patient with health problems like liver disease or who have a deficiency of vitamin B12 should not take Pantocid DSR.
  • The patient should not take the medicine if they experience symptoms or sign of cardiac arrhythmia.
  • The patient above the age of 60 should not take Pantocid DSR.
  • Patient suffering from cardiac diseases
  • Patients who have galactose malabsorption
  • Patients suffering from bradycardia
  • Patients suffering from hyperkalemia, hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia
  • Patients suffering from galactosemia or lactose intolerance
  • Patient suffering from renal impairment
  • Risk of increase in plasma prolactin
  • Patient with the low magnesium level in the body should not take the Pantocid DSR.

 

Substitutes for Pantocid DSR Capsule:

There are many substitutes of Pantocid DSR that are readily available in the market. Some of them are:

  • Pantakind-Dsr Capsule manufactured by the Mankind Pharma)
  • Zipant D Se Capsule manufactured by the FDC Ltd
  • Pantofresh-D SR Capsule manufactured by the Samarth Life Sciences
  • Dyspan D Dr. Capsule manufactured by the Gracious Pharmaceuticals
  • Paridon manufactured by the Symbiosis Lab
  • Nicopenta Dsr Capsule manufactured by the Abbott India Ltd
  • Domtac Sr Capsule manufactured by the Rapross Pharmaceuticals
  • Pantop-D SR Capsule manufactured by the Aristo Pharmaceuticals
  • Topsrin D manufactured by the Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories
  • Dompan Sr Tablet manufactured by the Medley Pharmaceuticals
  • Pentowok D manufactured by the Wockhardt Ltd
  • Panum manufactured by the J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Domtac Tablet manufactured by the Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
  • Ppz-D Tablet manufactured by the Rizer Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  • Athzol-DM Tablet manufactured by the Athens Labs Ltd
  • Pentate-D Tablet manufactured by the Morepen Laboratories Ltd
  • Gatop D 10mg/20mg Tablet manufactured by the Gates India Pvt Ltd
  • Pantin Rd 10Mg/20Mg Tablet manufactured by the  Hetero Drugs Ltd
  • Wetoe 10 Mg/20 Mg Tablet manufactured by the Albatross Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  • Kubik D2 10 Mg/20 Mg Tablet manufactured by the Adonis Laboratories Pvt Ltd

 

Pantocid DSR Capsule Interactions:

Medicines usually interact with other drugs which can cause severe health issues. So, it is advisable to discuss the current medicine and also medical history with the doctor. This list does not include all the drugs that interact with Pantocid DSR. Patients should also not start, stop or change drugs without approving it with the doctor.

Here is the list of drugs that interact with Pantocid DSR.

Pantocid DSR is known to interact with the following drugs-

  • Atropine
  • Aprepitant
  • Amprenavir
  • Tramadol
  • Ketoconazole
  • Erythromycin
  • Bromocriptine
  • Cisapride
  • Ketoconazole
  • Warfarin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Amiodarone

 

Contradictions of Pantocid DSR Capsule:

A patient suffering from these listed health problems should not take the Pantocid DSR Capsule:

  • Clostridium difficile bacteria related colitis
  • Inadequate vitamin B12
  • Low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • Broken bone
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Allergy to Pantocid DSR Capsule and its ingredients
  • Blockage in intestine
  • Patients with severe liver disease and kidney disease
  • Osteoporosis

 

Medicines that should not be taken with Pantocid DSR Capsule:

Here is the list of medicines that a patient should avoid taking with Pantocid DSR.

  • Atropine
  • Aprepitant
  • Amprenavir
  • Tramadol
  • Ketoconazole
  • Erythromycin
  • Bromocriptine
  • Cisapride
  • Ketoconazole
  • Warfarin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Amiodarone

 

Pantocid DSR Storage requirement:

Keep these things in mind:

  • Store the medicine at room temperature.
  • Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat
  • Keep the medicines away from children and pet.

 

FAQs

 

1) How long does the effect of Pantocid DSR Capsule last?

Ans: The effect of Pantocid DSR lasts for about 6 hours.

 

2) Is it safe to consume Pantocid DSR during or after pregnancy?

Ans: No, patients are advised not take the Pantocid DSR Capsule during pregnancy. It should not be used until and unless it is necessary. It is advisable to consult the doctor before taking the medicine.

 

3) Is Pantocid DSR medicine addictive by nature?

Ans: No, the Pantocid DSR Capsule is not as addictive as most of the medicines which are prescribed by the doctor don’t have the potential for abuse or addiction. If there are any such medicines then government categorize those medicines as controlled substance.

 

4) Can patient consume alcohol after taking the Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: No, the patient should not consume alcohol as it may increase side effects like dizziness and nausea. It might also interact with the drug and cause severe health problems.

 

5) Can the consumption of Pantocid DSR be immediately stopped after the person starts feeling better?

Ans: In this case, consultation with the doctor is required. There is no clear instruction for stopping the course of the Pantocid DSR.

 

6) Can Pantocid DSR consume with other antibiotics?

Ans: The antibiotics like moxifloxacin, levofloxacin, erythromycin, spiramycin etc. are not recommended to be used with Pantocid DSR Capsule. There is a strict warning against the use of such antibiotics with Pantocid DSR capsule.

 

7) Which is the best time to use Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: Pantocid DSR Capsule is generally advised to be taken 10-15 minutes prior to the food intake. The doctor may even suggest you take it before bedtime.

 

8) Can one drive immediately after taking Pantocid DSR?

Ans: Driving is not recommended after taking the Pantocid DSR. Some people might feel calm, numb and drowsy after taking the medicine, so it is not better to drive immediately. Some have even reported that after taking the medicine they got impaired thinking for some time.

 

9) Are there any specific storage instruction for Pantocid DSR?

Ans: No, there are no as such storage requirements for Pantocid DSR Capsule. However, it should be stored at regular room temperature of about 15-30 degrees. It must not be kept in direct sunlight.

 

10) What is the proportion of Pantoprazole and Domperidone in the composition of Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: The proportion of Pantoprazole is 40 MG, while that of the Domperidone is 30 MG only. 

 

11) Is it safe to take the Pantocid DSR Capsule for the women who are breastfeeding?

Ans: No, the patient should not take the Pantocid DSR Capsule if they are breastfeeding because the drug might interact with the milk and cause severe health issues which are harmful to the baby.

 

12) What are the common side effects of Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: Some of the common side effects of Pantocid DSR are:

  • Flatulence
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itchiness and skin rashes
  • Tenderness and breast pain
  • Heart rhythm disorder
  • Dry mouth

 

13) What is the best time to take Pantocid DSR?

Ans: Pantocid DSR should be taken orally as prescribed by the doctor for the effectiveness. The patient should take the Pantocid DSR Capsule empty stomach in the morning before 15-30 minutes of breakfast.

 

14) What is the Pantocid DSR used for?

Ans: Pantocid DSR is used to treat, prevent and control these disease and symptoms:

  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Erosive esophagitis
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Zollinger Ellison syndrome
  • Idiopathic or diabetic gastroparesis (a condition that prevents the stomach from emptying)

 

15) How to store the Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: The Pantocid DSR Capsule should be stored at the room temperature. Avoid direct sunlight or heat. Don’t freeze the medicines if not prescribed on the package.   Keep the Pantocid DSR away from children and pets.

 

16) Does a patient need to avoid any food item while taking the Pantocid DSR?

Ans: No, there hasn’t been any food interaction established. So, the patient can eat accordingly that is good for the digestive system.

 

17) What happens if a patient takes expired Pantocid DSR?

Ans: Taking a single dose of Pantocid DSR won’t have serious side effects on the body. However, the patient should stop the medication right away. The patient should check the expiry date while purchasing the tablet to avoid such things. If in case, any major side effect or allergy is noticed then consult the doctor as soon as possible.

 

18) What happens if a patient misses a dose of Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: Nothing happens if a patient misses a dose of Pantocid DSR capsule. One should take the dose of Pantocid timely as per the instruction by the doctor. If in case a patient misses a dose of the medicine then it is advisable to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is the time for the second dose then don’t take the double dose as it might have severe side effects on the body.

 

19) What is Pantocid DSR?

Ans: The medicine is a proton pump inhibitor which is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach ulcers, and other acidity disorders. Pantocid decreases the acid in the stomach which helps to heal the ulcers.

 

20) How to use Pantocid DSR?

Ans: The Pantocid DSR comes in a tablet form for oral use. The duration and dosage of the Pantocid DSR are decided by the doctor as per the health condition of the patient. Patients are advised to not self-medicate and take the doses as per the prescription of the doctor. The patient should take the medicine orally on an empty stomach in the morning. The patient should swallow the tablet whole without breaking, chewing or crushing it with plenty of water. The patient should not stop the medication even if the symptoms of the disease subside. In case the symptoms don’t disappear then it patients are advised to consult the doctor so that he/she can prescribe a substitute or an alternative for the Pantocid DSR Capsule.

 

21) What are the general precautions and warnings a patient should keep in mind while taking Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: Patient with health problems like liver disease or who have a deficiency of vitamin B12 should not take Pantocid DSR. One should not take the Pantocid DSR Capsule if they experience symptoms or sign of cardiac arrhythmia. Patients above the age of 60 should not take Pantocid DSR. Patient suffering from cardiac diseases and galactose malabsorption are also advised against the use of Pantocid DSR Capsule. The patient should avoid driving or operating a heavy vehicle after consuming the medicine. Patient suffering from bradycardia, hyperkalemia, hypokalaemia, hypomagnesemia, renal impairment, galactosemia or lactose intolerance should not take the Pantocid DSR. It is also advisable that patients with the low magnesium level in the body should not consume Pantocid DSR Capsule.

 

22) What are the substitutes for Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: Some of the substitutes of Pantocid DSR that are readily available in the market are listed below:

  • Pantakind-Dsr Capsule manufactured by the Mankind Pharma)
  • Zipant D Se Capsule manufactured by the FDC Ltd
  • Pantofresh-D SR Capsule manufactured by the Samarth Life Sciences
  • Dyspan D Dr Capsule manufactured by the Gracious Pharmaceuticals
  • Paridon manufactured by the Symbiosis Lab
  • Nicopenta Dsr Capsule manufactured by the Abbott India Ltd
  • Domtac Sr Capsule manufactured by the Rapross Pharmaceuticals
  • Pantop-D SR Capsule manufactured by the Aristo Pharmaceuticals
  • Topsrin D manufactured by the Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories
  • Dompan Sr Tablet manufactured by the Medley Pharmaceuticals
  • Pentowok D manufactured by the Wockhardt Ltd
  • Panum manufactured by the J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Domtac Tablet manufactured by the Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
  • Ppz-D Tablet manufactured by the Rizer Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  • Athzol-DM Tablet manufactured by the Athens Labs Ltd
  • Pentate-D Tablet manufactured by the Morepen Laboratories Ltd
  • Gatop D 10mg/20mg Tablet manufactured by the Gates India Pvt Ltd
  • Pantin Rd 10Mg/20Mg Tablet manufactured by the  Hetero Drugs Ltd
  • Wetoe 10 Mg/20 Mg Tablet manufactured by the Albatross Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  • Kubik D2 10 Mg/20 Mg Tablet manufactured by the Adonis Laboratories Pvt Ltd

 

23) Which drugs should patients avoid to take while being on the course of Pantocid DSR?

Ans: Medicines or drugs generally interact with each other if taken at the same time. To avoid drug to drug interaction, patients should discuss their on-going medication and medical history with the doctor to avoid interaction of drugs. Pantocid DSR might interact with medicines like Amiodarone, Phenytoin, Warfarin, Atropine, Clarithromycin, and Ketoconazole.

 

24) What happens if a patient takes the Pantocid DSR for duration longer than prescribed?

Ans: If a patient takes the Pantocid DSR Capsule for durations longer than the durations prescribed by the doctor, then it might increase the risk of bone fractures. It happens especially among the patients above the age of 60. Excessive intake of Pantocid DSR also reduces the magnesium level in the blood. It is advisable to keep a check on blood magnesium level in the body.

 

25) When should a patient not use Pantocid DSR Capsule?

Ans: Patient should not use Pantocid DSR capsule in conditions like Congestive heart failure, inadequate vitamin B12, interstitial nephritis, broken bone and Atrophic gastritis.

Last updated on : 17-01-2019
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